Monday, July 10, 2006

Forgiving . . . and remembering

You may recall the story of New York City Police Officer Steven McDonald, shot in Central Park 20 years ago.
The bullet tore into the left side of his neck, followed quickly by another to his wrist and a third that lodged behind his right eye. It was the first shot, the one that entered above the dangling police badge, that changed his life forever.
. . .
"All the evilness that played out that afternoon 20 years ago, so much good has come from that," McDonald says in his home, his eyes bright and his voice full of conviction. "And that's God's plan, you know? To bring the good out of a bad situation.

"The good out of the evil."

His inspirational story is here.